Another night another premiere. Well, actually I didn’t watch this at night or on time as is obvious from the fact that I’m only now writing about it. But anyway, for some reason the networks are packing in the half hour comedy shows (The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Community, Accidentally on Purpose, Hank, etc) some with more success than others. I understand, shows like The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother have done really well but with those two shows plus many others returning (Parks and Recreation, Better Off Ted, New Adventures of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried…and that’s just on broadcast TV not cable) is there really room for any more?
Well, I tried out Hank. As I’ve said before, I don’t really like Kelsey Grammer. I didn’t like Frasier at all. But as a TV nut, I feel it is important to try out new shows. You never know which ones will turn out to be really good. Well, this one didn’t.
Hank is about a man named Hank Prior who just lost his job and his cushy life along with it. And he has to deal with his weird kids. (Everyone recognize Zoe from Eureka as the daughter?) Really, it’s just his son who is weird and talks like Yoda. They have some cute bonding moments, the occasional funny joke, but there was really nothing particularly appealing about it. It didn’t feel unique, which is what the really popular comedy shows have. This is a case of mostly poor script writing rather than the actors since there were so few good lines and comedic moments. It’s sort of just like the Middle and a bunch of other family comedies. Oh well, take one off the list.